Author Archives: reelentropy

Late-summer catch-up: ‘Detroit’

This article contains coarse language and distressing content.  *** 6/10 Both delving into the past and ripped from the headlines, Detroit explores America’s explosive racial divide. But like so much mass media that addresses these issues, it shies away at … Continue reading

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Late-summer catch up — ‘A Ghost Story’

5/10 A Ghost Story is 92 minutes long, and about 20 of those minutes are spent on one shot of Rooney Mara stress-eat pie. M (Mara) and her husband, C (Casey Affleck), are preparing to move out of their suburban … Continue reading

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‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ sloppy but fun

7/10 The Hitman’s Bodyguard isn’t much of a film, but it’s a riot of a movie. As vicious Belarusian dictator Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) stands trial in the World Court for countless atrocities, prosecutors can’t get witnesses to the stand … Continue reading

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Stop what you’re doing and go see ‘Wind River’

9/10 Wind River is an intense, smoldering thriller that manages to be as harsh as the endless Wyoming winter and delightfully easy to watch all at the same time. On the Wind River Indian Reservation where bodies freeze solid and … Continue reading

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Fresh director can’t elevate bland horror prequel

3/10 The eminent horror production studio has started to inject real talent into its movies, but it’s clearly not always going to be enough. In Annabelle: Creation, a group of orphans moves into the spacious, rural house of the mysterious … Continue reading

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